Josh Johnson won’t measure success in 2012 in terms of statistics.
Johnson will achieve the biggest goal he set for himself Monday night when he makes his final start of the 2012 season against the Mets.
If Johnson gets through the start with no issues, he will finish the season without missing a start for only the second time in his career and first since 2009.
Johnson (8-14, 3.81 ERA), an All-Star in 2010, will make his 32nd start of the season, his highest total since 33 in 2009.
“Getting through the season healthy was the biggest thing for me this year,” Johnson said.
“I didn’t really set any goals as far as numbers or wins. The biggest thing was stay healthy and be able to go out there night in and night out and get outs.”
Ironically for Johnson and the Marlins’ starting rotation, a poor season overall has been their best in terms of durability.
The rotation that began the season with Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Ricky Nolasco, Anibal Sanchez and Carlos Zambrano collectively never missed a start through the first 99 games of the season.
That streak ended when Sanchez was traded to the Detroit Tigers on July 23. Zambrano was later switched to the bullpen.
Johnson, Nolasco and Buehrle have continued to pitch without any physical setbacks.
On Monday night, Johnson plans on finishing what will be only his fourth season with 24 or more starts in his eight-year career.
Johnson has pitched 191 1/3 innings this season and has 165 strikeouts, but has allowed 180 hits (just four shy of his single-season career high) and has allowed 81 earned runs — his most in a single season.
Johnson’s 14 losses will be his most as well and more than he had combined the past four seasons.
Johnson has been the biggest victim of the problem that has plagued Marlins pitchers this season — lack of run support.
Johnson has been receiving a major league-worst 2.92 runs per nine innings, and only 2.32 during his past 12 starts.
The second-lowest entering Sunday was Nathan Eovaldi (2.94), and former teammate Sanchez (3.28) had the second-worst for a pitcher with at least 30 starts this season.
Johnson, 28, said he’s feeling well physically after a long season, something he’s taking as a positive sign heading into next season.
“All the rehab I did last year put me in the correct position with my shoulder to be in this spot,” Johnson said.
“You’re always going to be a little sore and tight at the end of the year, but overall my shoulder feels as good as it did at the start of the year.”
• Donovan Solano extended his hitting streak to 10 games Sunday and finished off a strong September.
His leadoff double in the fifth inning was his fourth of the month.
Solano hit .311 with 13 runs scored and 13 RBI in September.
• Monday: Marlins RHP Josh Johnson (8-14, 3.81 ERA) vs. New York Mets RHP Jeurys Familia (0-0, 8.64), 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park.
• Tuesday: Marlins RHP Jacob Turner (1-4, 2.86) vs. Mets RHP R.A. Dickey (20-6, 2.69), 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park.
• Scouting report: Johnson makes his final start this season, still looking for his first win this year against the Mets — a team he has dominated (8-2, 2.58 ERA).